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Re: Mill Creek HOn30
« Reply #450 on: June 25, 2020, 02:06:52 PM »
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It has lead a rough life  :lol:  The cylinders are here:
https://www.shapeways.com/product/49V6XXU8S/hon30-280-cylinder?optionId=62805306&li=shops
and they are moved forward just a bit to hide the N scale-ness.

This is the pilot that fits into those cylinders:
https://www.shapeways.com/product/3XLLUW3NM/lawndale-pilot-4?optionId=82357194&li=shops

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Re: Mill Creek HOn30
« Reply #451 on: June 25, 2020, 07:47:24 PM »
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And I bought a few books. The Tuscarora Valley RR was one valley over from the EBT. One more valley over was the Newport & Sherman's Valley RR. There were plans to connect all 3 railroads, but it never happened. The TV had what they called "Market cars" that were a boxcar with windows where farmers would ride in and sell at each stop along the way. No plans for it, but I found a guy who did one in LGB scale:
https://1stclass.mylargescale.com/eastbroadtop/TVRR207/TVRR20708.jpg
I sized the photo so the car was 24' long, put it in CAD to trace over it and turned it into 3D




It is shiny now for decals, will weather more when done.

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Re: Mill Creek HOn30
« Reply #452 on: June 29, 2020, 11:11:05 PM »
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Looks great! How did you orient that one for printing? I've been working on a 30' D&RGW box car that is going to be my next project

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Re: Mill Creek HOn30
« Reply #453 on: June 30, 2020, 12:02:35 AM »
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Perfectly flat:



Just put a few extra supports at the corners so it doesn't rip off during printing.

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Re: Mill Creek HOn30
« Reply #454 on: July 03, 2020, 04:17:58 PM »
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So I do stupid stuff. I saw this photo of a narrow gauge 0-6-0T that was used in New Castle PA. Looked in the Gazette and found a Porter 0-6-0 with a tender. I drew a tank on it and said bingo that is it.



Well it looks like the driver are too big  :facepalm:  That is a Bachmann 4-6-0 chassis cut down.

So does anyone know the measurments of these Lifelike 0-6-0 drivers?
http://www.spookshow.net/loco/ll060.html

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Re: Mill Creek HOn30
« Reply #455 on: July 03, 2020, 05:40:22 PM »
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Chris, you're an animal. I love it.

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Re: Mill Creek HOn30
« Reply #456 on: July 28, 2020, 03:07:19 AM »
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So my Photon is down and I can't print right now  :scared: I bought a new one that will be here Friday. It failed while trying to print sand and steam domes.

The 2-6-0 I showed back on page 28... scratch that. This is the "new" 2-6-0 coming:


Cairo & St Louis No. 6 named "Sparta". They ordered a bunch of them in 1872, but canceled some before delivery. One of them went to the EBT and was their very first locomotive. One went to the D&RGW. And a few other railroads got em too. The one in this photo went to the Painesville & Youngstown railroad that once crossed my street.  :)

Just happens David Fletcher did drawings of the D&RG's sister loco:


So that will make things much easier! I found out the the P&Y ordered a 4 wheel tender for it just 1 year after it was delivered, but I'm trying to keep the 3 wheel tender. I like it.

Insert photo of cool 3D parts forming a locomotive here when the new Photon shows up.  :|  The wine color shown on the EBT loco is correct before 1877, after that it would have been olive. I'm freelancing so mine will be olive colored.  :D


And the shorty C-19 is still on. I re-drew the whole model with more circle segments so it no longer looks like a stop sign.

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Re: Mill Creek HOn30
« Reply #457 on: July 28, 2020, 09:14:21 AM »
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How does a three wheel tender work? I think you meant axle  :trollface:

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Re: Mill Creek HOn30
« Reply #458 on: July 28, 2020, 10:42:51 AM »
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How does a three wheel tender work? I think you meant axle  :trollface:

Ok, I’m baited.   Answer- very wobbly indeed. 😆
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Re: Mill Creek HOn30
« Reply #459 on: July 28, 2020, 06:58:12 PM »
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Huge gyro in the tender and a third rail.

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Re: Mill Creek HOn30
« Reply #460 on: July 30, 2020, 02:53:45 AM »
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You guys will have to settle for virtual modeling right now. To show the tender better the Bells Gap RR had a 0-6-0 that was pretty much teh same other than the pilot wheel.


Here is my cab:


Domes:


Tender body:


And the frame:


The frame will get Kato axle end pickup cup wipers that I will cut up and re-solder together to get them to fit.

And I'm told the locomotives have 2 steam domes because the throttle is up front instead of the back. Have no idea why  :?

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Re: Mill Creek HOn30
« Reply #461 on: July 30, 2020, 03:01:47 AM »
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And even though these locos were built in 1872 they could have lasted a while. The one EBT got was later sold to the Tuscarora Valley RR in 1916 and wasn't scrapped till 1922. So will fit in on my 1910-1915ish layout.

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Re: Mill Creek HOn30
« Reply #462 on: July 30, 2020, 11:12:07 AM »
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@Chris333 - It appears to me that the front of the cab, ahead of the engineer and likely on the other side, is angled from the boiler to the cab side wall. 
I thought maybe it might be an illusion but I'm not sure as much of the front of the cab wall ahead of the engineer, above the running board would be visible if it were square all the way across?
It also occurred to me that it's likely you have drawings and I'm just wrong though.
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Re: Mill Creek HOn30
« Reply #463 on: July 30, 2020, 11:27:49 AM »
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@Chris333 - It appears to me that the front of the cab, ahead of the engineer and likely on the other side, is angled from the boiler to the cab side wall. 
I thought maybe it might be an illusion but I'm not sure as much of the front of the cab wall ahead of the engineer, above the running board would be visible if it were square all the way across?

Pretty sure there are no angles. Look at the shadow cast by the cab roof over those parts you believe might be angled in the second proto image. If they were, the shadow would be shaped differently.

Of course, I could be wrong--I often am.
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Re: Mill Creek HOn30
« Reply #464 on: July 30, 2020, 11:59:39 AM »
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Aren't the rear two axles on the prototype tender a pivoting truck?  How are you going to get that tender through a curve if it's a rigidly mounted three-axle tender?  Or is the plan to 3D print the tender frame and cut the truck sideframes off for the rear two axles?

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